“Is Anna There?” (Romans 1:20)

“Is Anna there?”

I politely answered the caller, “No, sorry, I believe you have the wrong number.”

Her reply caught me off guard. “Oh okay, well maybe you can help me. She was calling me about our offer to support animal rights. Would you be interested in helping out with this worthy cause?”

I quickly issued a disgruntled, “No. You are speaking to a physician during my work hours. I don’t know how you got my private cell phone number. I don’t appreciate these unwarranted solicitations.”

The telemarketers are getting more clever, disguising their initial cold call as a call back. Of course, they use these tactics since the usual introductory comments do not work and many people simply hang up on them. And it almost worked on me. The incident did make me reflect upon how we pay attention to someone we think we should know or forgotten that we had previously made contact. 

For His invisible attributes, namely, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

Romans 1:20 (ESV)

God has made contact with everyone who has ever existed. This world, the entire universe, speaks of His greatness and majesty. God is expecting a call back and He wants us to make a decision for Him. We need to confess and repent of our sins and turn to Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. 

God is calling and wants a call back. Are you there?

Love and trust the Lord; keep our family strong. 

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